During Zoo Lights at Denver Zoo by moving my camera intentionally I was able to create a swirl of lights that appear as if they are swimming in the night sky.
Not all but most of my photographs come from zoos and I have learned tips about how to take better pictures in a zoo’s special environment. As a self taught photographer I like to share some of my tips with you.
"Frame" your pictures with words by giving them titles.
Baby animals- many zoos have a special viewing of baby animals that is not intrusive to their well-being yet allows people to see them as they would not be able to do so otherwise.
The time of day-different animals are more active certain times of the day and by asking a zookeeper you can find that out.
Timing is the key. Be patient when taking a photograph but be ready.
Practice with your pets because they are always around.
Get to know your camera’s setting, experiment with them.
Before you throw away a picture check to be sure within it, if cropped, a picture exist.
Make back up copies of your photography.
A backyard is a great place to look for pictures.
Take your camera everywhere you go.
Select a topic to create a subject for a collection of photographs.
Weather conditions play a big part if an animal is more active or not, depending on the animal, such as polar bears.
Play around with different angles.
Feeding times-are a good because animals are more excited and active.
Ask the zookeepers when animals are most active to get a better photograph.
Pay close attention to your surroundings.
Take pictures often!